The 1990s were an odd little crossroads for gay entertainment. The
dominant mainstream narrative — when it paid any attention at all —
trended towards the AIDS crisis and tragedy. At the same time, far from
the mainstream, the cottage industry of gay romantic comedies pitched
itself to a greatly underserved market. These movies barely made it to a
theatrical release, and it’s fair to say that most of them weren’t
great films, but they were what passed for a niche genre back then, and
that makes them important. Certainly, for a child of the ’90s, they were
formative in ways both good and bad. With The Gay We Were,
we’re going to examine this subgenre one film at a time and examine
what they said about gay entertainment and the era that once was.
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